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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    The Arabidopsis SHORTROOT network coordinates shoot apical meristem development with auxin-dependent lateral organ initiation

    Elmehdi Bahafid, Imke Bradtmöller ... Rüdiger GW Simon
    Mutant and gene expression analyses shows that phytohormones and mobile transcription factors interact to coordinate organ formation with stem cell maintenance in the plant shoot meristem.
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    Cell-type-specific control of secondary cell wall formation by Musashi-type translational regulators in Arabidopsis

    Alicia Kairouani, Dominique Pontier ... Thierry Lagrange
    Musashi-mediated post-transcriptional mechanisms regulate glucuronoxylan modification and secondary cell wall formation in the supportive fibre cells of stem in plants.
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    Tetraose steroidal glycoalkaloids from potato provide resistance against Alternaria solani and Colorado potato beetle

    Pieter J Wolters, Doret Wouters ... Vivianne GAA Vleeshouwers
    Chemical modifications of steroidal glycoalkaloids of potato can cause strong resistance against the necrotrophic early blight fungus as well as the Colorado potato beetle.
    1. Plant Biology
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    Carotenoid assembly regulates quinone diffusion and the Roseiflexus castenholzii reaction center-light harvesting complex architecture

    Jiyu Xin, Yang Shi ... Xiaoling Xu
    Investigations of the reaction center (RC)-light harvesting (LH) complex from an ancient chlorosome-less anoxygenic phototroph Roseiflexus castenholzii reveal the structural basis by which carotenoids assembly regulates the architecture and quinone exchange of bacterial RC-LH complex.
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    Interdependence of a kinase and its cognate substrate plasma membrane nanoscale dynamics underlies Arabidopsis response to viral infection

    Marie-Dominique Jolivet, Anne-Flore Deroubaix ... Véronique Germain
    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    An ecological network approach for detecting and validating influential organisms for rice growth

    Masayuki Ushio, Hiroki Saito ... Atsushi J Nagano
    By leveraging quantitative environmental DNA metabarcoding and ecological network analysis, influential organisms in rice fields are identified, thereby revealing potential avenues for environmentally friendly agricultural practices.
    1. Plant Biology

    Root Growth: Orchestrating pH levels in plants

    Elke Barbez
    The growth of a plant root relies on careful control of root surface pH.
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    1. Developmental Biology
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    ECS1 and ECS2 suppress polyspermy and the formation of haploid plants by promoting double fertilization

    Yanbo Mao, Thomas Nakel ... Rita Groß-Hardt
    The endopeptidases ECS1 and ECS2 regulate double fertilization and their modulation is a powerful tool for the induction of haploids and the formation of triparental plants, which are two agronomically relevant breeding targets.
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    The AUX1-AFB1-CNGC14 module establishes a longitudinal root surface pH profile

    Nelson BC Serre, Daša Wernerová ... Matyáš Fendrych
    Plant roots can rapidly change the acidity of their cell walls and the root-soil interface to efficiently navigate in the soil environment.